Science Out Loud – popular science talks

From Blurry to Beautiful – SA’s new eyes for the skies

Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018
Time: 18:00
Venue: Cape Town Science Centre, SAP Auditorium
Cost: R50pp
RSVP: or 021 300 3200

After a decade of design and construction, South Africa’s 64-array MeerKAT Radio Telescope was inaugurated on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa site 90km outside Carnarvon, Northern Cape on 13 July 2018. At the event, a panorama image obtained with the new telescope was unveiled that reveals the clearest view yet of the centre of our Milky Way Galaxy. This, and other images, demonstrated MeerKAT to be “the most powerful radio telescope in the world.”

Join scientists from the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) to find out more about MeerKAT, what was observed at the centre of our Galaxy, the current science objectives of MeerKAT, and progress on the SKA Radio Telescope.